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Airspace regulation and a certified pilot shortage have hampered the use of drones in the supply chain, but could those problems share a solution? Enter robots. 

The World Economic Forum shares 11 economic snapshots of the U.S. economy from stock market highs to global trade disputes, from innovation to rising inequality.

Despite record levels of short-term optimism in the global economy, CEOs worldwide report heightened anxiety about the business, economic and societal threats confronting their organizations.

Social media influencers like Kim Kardashian and Mike Rowe have become centerpieces of business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing strategies, and now business-to-business (B2B) brands are starting to follow. 

Flub one of these nine steps for exemplary leadership, and your employees might think you’re not worth following.

Amazon and Google disrupted B2B distribution. These days, many sales can be completed without even talking to a salesperson. You, however, can control the top of your sales funnel. 

We tend to think our judgments are based on conversations and obvious behaviors, but research says otherwise. Most judgments are focused on subtler things, such as handshakes and body language. We often form complete opinions of people based solely on these behaviors.

Find out how the “DISC” factors — dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance — predict your behavior. This free online test takes five to 10 minutes and can explain a lot of your workplace dynamics. Share it with co-workers.

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation took effect Friday. Here’s what you need to know so you won’t get slapped with billion-dollar lawsuits like Google and Facebook. Read the article, listen to the podcast or both.

Having problems finding service techs? Get in line. The U.S. is in a severe trade labor drought. The market is saturated with a degreed labor pool, but few applicants can change a tire. Parents, this one's on you.



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